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Am I doing sothing wrong?

 From long time ago, I had nine Orange Parrot fish for about six years. Then they died one after the other. Now I have two Orange Parrot fish and one Oscar. Yesterday I resceved two Oscars but one Oscar had died today. I requrly clean thier filter and chage the water or at least renew half of the tank's water, specially if one fish died. I also have another goldfish tank. They used to be four gold fish but two died and yesterday my sister got a new gold fish. All of them are in a good health, the Parrot fish, the Oscars, and the Gold fish.  

Thank You For Your Approval

Hello! Our Red Blood Parrot Cichlid is named Axl and is 5 years old; turned out he lays eggs every 6 months and is actually a female. He was named after Axl from the lead singer of the rock band Guns and Roses because of his coloring and temperament! He was the size of a nickel when we brought him home, thinking he was a different species of cichlid. He lives in a 40 gallon tank on our kitchen counter and is quite the pet! Due to a health concern I have recently been diagnosed with, we are looking for a new home for Axl. My neighbor told me about this club and we thought we would write and ask about how someone who has a pet Red Blood Parrot Cichlid goes about finding their pet a new home and person who actually understands this species when they are concerned about the future of their pet Red Blood Parrot Cichlid. We live in Albuquerque New Mexico. We hope it was ok to co ntact this club with this concern of ours. We have come to believe because you may have an aquarium and be familiar with freshwater fish, doesn't necessarily mean you would understand the needs of the environment that a Red Blood Parrot Cichlid would need to do well. We have had many cichlid aquariums for over 40 years and Axl is like no other cichlid species we have ever known. Thank you for letting us contact you about our Axl. It's bearing hard on our hearts about his future welfare and we want to do the right thing by him if we could. Sincerely, Debby and Tim

Parrot fish

Hi all I currently have 2 parrot fish ( 2 inches each approximately) in a approximately 9 gallon tank. According to me I think they need a bigger tank and plus I have checked on the net which said that they do need a larger tank. But when I bought them from the shop the shop keeper told that 3 pairs can fit in that 9 gallon tank. Till now my parrots are still scared , shy etc. What do u think about it.

Is my Parrott male or female?

This one is very aggressive it make the other one stay on one side but why? Could this be the male?

Is my Parrott male or female?

Any suggestions for bloat/swim bladder disorders?

My 15 year old blood parrot, Mrs. Fish, seems to have developed swim bladder problems. I can't tell if she's constipated (she will NOT entertain the idea of peas-I'm pretty sure she flipped me the bird when I put them in there!) or has a tumor or has a blocked ovaduct. She was laying eggs very regularly until the last six months. She spent the last week and a half face down in a plant, then seemed to develop some form of head rot.

Help needed for 2x Young parrots

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Please HELP! Our red parrot fish got white stuff.

Hello

Can you please identify the white bit on our parrot fish body (pictured) and advise me of how to cure her?

She has been with this for weeks, and it seems growing.

We change her water in two weeks usually (a half amount, 10 litters). The water parameters are normal.

 

TIA,

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Best Diet for BPs?

Hi guys,

I am looking to change my fish's diet soon, as I am running out of food. He currently is on New Life Spectrum Community formula. I have heard good things about Hikari and other diets, but was wondering if anyone had advice? Should I just get the same stuff if he's been doing well on it? 

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Potential Fin Rot?

Hi all,

I have had my fish Russ for about 6 years now, and am hoping that he does not have some sort of fin rot. I have noticed that the edges of his fins and tail appear slightly jagged in places. He never had signs of white on his fins, which, when I looked it up, was a symptom that materializes before the pieces of the fin "rot" off. He lives alone, so he is not being harassed by another fish. 

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HELP!! My parrot is developing a bump!

Monday or Tuesday our parrot fish developed a bump on his head.  He has had some major changes in the past couple weeks.  Switched from a 50gal w/ other parrots to a 30gal w/ no other parrots only a couple silver fish (have no clue what they are but they are fast growers, we had larger versions in the 50gal before we switched tanks.  They were recommended by the store where we purchased the parrot).  "Pappy" has always been inquisitive and would come to the surface to feed.

my fish

Is anyone know why my red parrot fish ( i put 6 of them in 60 gals tank) they always stay inside the stonehouse don't want coming out.come out when I feel they and back to stonehouse again. in happenning the week last week. stay until now.

if some one meet this before or how to solve this problem? let me know. ( other thing : water PH 7.6  temperature 78F intank)

and thank you.

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Red cherry strings hanging out of gills! Help!

Hello, 

I have a 5 year old blood parrot and two blood parrots that are approximately 7 months old.  My younger ones have bright red fluff, strings hanging from behind gills.  I have treated with antibiotics twice with no change.  My five year old fish is fine so I feel it may not be gill flukes. Please help if you have any suggestions.

Thank you!

Red gills

Red gills

Fat tummy on parrot.

Hi all....I am new to this forum... Great place.. Anyway my parrot has fat tummy.. Gave him a pea but spat it out.. Now what? I will upload a photo. He seems happy but now I am worried. 

How old are your blood parrots?

Let's have some fun and see who here has the oldest blood parrots still living. I got my 2 fish about 4 and 1/2 years ago. It's safe to say they are about 5 years old.

Breaking News! Scientists recognize what we knew all along!

A big story came out a couple of days ago: 

Fish Can Recognize Your Face.

Apparently even though fish don't have the brain structure that animals usually use to discriminate between faces, they can tell people apart anyway! 
 
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